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#1 Dale_lintern

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:10 PM

Hello there,

I have recently upgraded my ram by adding 1GBx2 with the 256mbx2 that was originally in there. Since I have made this alteration my computer will not shut down properly. The shutting down text screen stays on. My computer starts up fine but now and again my computer has errors... for example.. the computer freezes and it can sometimes blackout and the system turns off. :thumbsup:

Computer model - Acer Aspire T180-UB7Z (XP Media edition)

Can someone please advise

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:30 PM

Pull out the 256mb sticks and see if the problems continue.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:09 PM

Does the 256MBx2 not pair up then? Thanks for the advice by the way. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:22 PM

The more RAM slots you have filled, the less stable a system tends to be. Sometimes RAM sticks just don't play well together.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 10:38 AM

Double checking the RAM sticks.....

Original Ram in pc...2x512...DDR2 PC2 4200

Upgrades...2x1GB..DDR2 5300

Each RAM stick installed individually the pc 'boots up' and can be 'shut down' as normal.

The two original 512's paired boot up and shut down as normal.

The two 1GB paired boot up as normal but will not shut down.
The pc goes through the shut down operation up to the Windows is closing down and then 'hangs'. The pc has to be switched off manually.

All four RAM sticks installed. The pc recognises them boots up as normal but still hangs at the Windows is closing down screen when I try to shut down.

Can there be a possible incompatibility with the RAM?

The pc can be used normally without any 'hiccups' so far.

Thanks for any help or advice that you can give.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:27 PM

Help please? :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:40 PM

Do you have the BIOS options to change RAM timings or voltage. I would slack off RAM timings to what was in the system originally.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:35 PM

Id double check the voltage. different ram uses different voltages and if the motherboard is supplying the wrong voltage it could be causing the problem. When I upgrade Ram, I try to keep it the same brand and type as the old.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 01:32 PM

so the problem occurs when just the 2x1gb are installed. correct? is there and option in bios to disable fast shut down so ram can complete its dump before windows signs off.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:47 AM

Thanks guys It's sorted it's self out now. I had problems like 3 days after installing it but now it's fine. :thumbsup:




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